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TX MICHAEL CHAMBERS: Missing from Quinlan, TX - 10 Mar 2017 - Age 70

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Missing man may have been abducted, deputies say


    The search is intensifying for a retired Dallas firefighter who went missing last week and may be in danger.

    Michael Chambers, 70, disappeared Friday from his Hunt County home in Quinlan, about 40 miles east of Dallas.

    Chambers was last seen March 10 entering and then leaving the Quinlan Walmart alone. He was driving his pickup truck.

    Investigators say he was known to carry money but do not believe he was followed. Chambers returned home before noon and was not seen again.

    Deputies say whatever happened to him most likely happened between noon and 3 p.m. that Friday. His truck was at the house along with his keys and wallet. But police say Chambers and his cell phone simply disappeared.



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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Blood Found At Home Of Missing One-Time Dallas Firefighter

    A one-time Dallas firefighter was reported missing in Hunt County. Four days have passed since anyone has seen the 70-year-old and local sheriff’s think he might be in danger.

    Michael Chambers was reported missing late Friday, and Sheriff Randy Meeks with the Hunt County Sheriffs office revealed today that authorities found a small amount of blood in his shop area.

    “It is unclear at this time if Mr. Chambers somehow became injured and walked away from the location looking for help. Or if he was taken against his will,” said Sheriff Meeks during a press conference.

    Chambers was in good health, according to Sheriff Meeks and had no signs of dementia or other mental deteriorations. He was known to carry cash, too.


    Hunt County Sheriff’s Office: Missing man did not leave on his own accord

    The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is continuing a search for a 70-year-old missing man and officials believe he did not leave his residence “on his own accord.”

    The Texas Rangers have joined the search for Michael Chambers, who was reported missing from his residence by family members on Friday night.

  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Officials said states deputies searched Chambers' home and believe he may be in danger. Chambers has no medical or mental health issues.

    “But at this point we have more questions than we have answers," Hunt County Sheriff, Randy Meeks says.

    The Texas Rangers are now involved in the investigation.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at 903-453-6838.


    Nothing new, really. Just the newest news report.
  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family Desperate for Answers in Suspicious Disappearance of Retired Firefighter Michael Chambers

    Michael Chambers is the last person one could imagine would just disappear.

    He served 36 years as a member of the Dallas Fire Department before retiring in 2008. The 70-year-old is a husband, father and grandfather. He's active in his church, and a well-known face around the Quinlan, Texas community. His family has described him as a person of habit and order.

    But Michael has now been missing for more than a week. And as time continues to tick by, fear keeps growing for his family.

    "We just can't put any scenario together in our heads that makes any sense," Cheri Hanes, one of Michael's daughters, told local NBC affiliate NBC 5.

    "I'm really torn, because we don't have answers. And we've just followed every lead we can possibly follow, and we're just coming up with nothing," he said. "And it's just tearing us apart."

    The lack of leads hasn't deterred police, or Michael's family, in their search. Dozens have turned up to assist in any way they can -- from volunteering to comb nearby woods, to hanging flyers anywhere and everywhere. A Facebook group titled 'Bring PaPaw Home,' has gained more than 2,600 members. Members have flooded the page with well wishes, prayers and ideas on how to help.

    Multiple organizations, including the Texas Rangers and the FBI, are assisting in the case. Tips continue to come in, but Michael remains missing.

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Third search planned in Chambers disappearance

    A third search is being organized, in an attempt to find the missing Michael Glenn Chambers, a retired Dallas firefighter who disappeared from his Quinlan-area home on March 10.

    Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said Monday there was nothing else new to report concerning the case.

    “We just don’t have anything to go on,” Meeks said. “Every day that does by is worse.”

    The Texas Rangers and the FBI have been assisting in the investigation of the disappearance. Interviews have been conducted with multiple friends and family members.

    “We’re still getting tips and leads by phone,” Meeks said. “Right now that is what we are concentrating on.”

    Two large-scale searches have been conducted by groups of law enforcement officers, firefighters, members of area Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and more. The searches also utilized drones and K9 units.

    “We’re going to do one more search,” Meeks said Monday. “We’ve still got a couple areas that we want to search.”

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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Breaks my heart when I read they want their "Paw Paw" to come home. :(
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  8. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I know.:(
    He looks like a strong, healthy person.
    If somebody did something, they must have had a weapon. IMO.
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family searching for Texas firefighter who disappeared 3 weeks ago

    Michael Chambers walked out of a Walmart in North Texas three weeks ago, then disappeared.

    The retired Dallas firefighter's whereabouts are a mystery, one that has his family in Quinlan in Hunt County worried.

    They are offering a $25,000 reward for information about where he is or what happened to him.

    Investigators have searched the woods near Chambers' home and found a small amount of his blood in a workshop at the house. But, Sheriff Randy Meeks told KVTV in Dallas, no conclusions have been reached about what happened to the 70-year-old Chambers.

    To keep his disappearance in the public eye, the Chambers family entered a muscle car Chambers helped build in a car show on Saturday at the Hunt County Fairgrounds.

    Missing persons fliers and a photo album featuring Chambers were displayed beneath the raised hood.

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    2 Months And Still No Sign Of Missing Retired Texas Firefighter

    It’s been exactly two months since retired Dallas firefighter Michael Chambers went missing and investigators still have no leads or answers as to what happened to him or where he is.

    Quinlan police and Hunt County Sheriff’s Office investigators say they work on the case daily and have even brought in Texas Equusearch, a search and recovery organization based out of Dickinson, to look for the 70-year-old man.

    As the days and weeks have now turned to months, members of Chamber’s family say they desperately need are tips and information from the public.

    Losoya again made a plea for people to be alert and aware of anything unusual. “There is nothing more for us to find there at the home… so we need everyone’s eyes and ears. If you’ve seen something, if you see something now that someone’s not acting right, if you hear something, if you hear someone talking about activity that doesn’t sound right, I would ask them to call into the Hunt County Sheriff.”

    The family is still offering a $25,000 reward for information.

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family won't give up on missing retired Dallas firefighter in Hunt County

    It’s been 20 agonizing weeks without answers for Suzy Losoya.

    She’s a daughter left in limbo, wondering what happened to her father, Michael Chambers. He’s the retired Dallas firefighter who disappeared from his Quinlan home on March 10.

    “It's the last thing I think about at night,” she says. “It's the first thing I think about in the morning. We need answers. Obviously this case is more perplexing than the typical case.”

    The family recently hired a private investigator hoping that he can help them solve the riddle of what happened to Chambers.

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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Where’s PaPaw? Retired Dallas firefighter still missing 6 months later

    The recording crackles to life. It was Thanksgiving, 2015, and one of Michael Chambers' great grandsons was interviewing him.

    "How do you describe to someone who has never met you?" the youngster asked.

    "Uhh...old!" Chambers said, followed by a big laugh. "Still love to play with kids and have a good time."

    That's the Michael Chambers his family knows. On March 10, 2017 -- six months ago, Sunday -- that world changed.

    "I actually opened my car door and fell to my knees and sobbed for a minute because that doesn't happen in real life," Chambers' daughter, Suzy Losoya, said holding back tears. "Not Dad..."

    That day in early March was the worst day of Losoya's life.

    Her father, Michael, disappeared with barely a trace in the small Hunt County city of Quinlan, TX. Last seen on a Wal-Mart security camera that morning, Chambers was reported missing by his wife later that day. Losoya assumed it was all a misunderstanding. Maybe he was just out with a friend. When she got to his house, she was greeted by Police, helicopters, and search dogs.

    A 70-year-old retired Dallas firefighter, Chambers' true passion was always his family.

    "He's smiling, he's laughing. That's PaPaw," his granddaughter Nicole Kosanovich said, looking through pictures. "That's how everybody, when you think of PaPaw that's what you think of."

    It's been six months without seeing that smile, and to make matters worse, it's been six months since there was any real update on his case.

    "From where I'm sitting, disillusioned and furious about the injustice of this is where we are," Losoya said, describing her family's current state.

    The family's still offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in Michael Chambers' disappearance.

    They aren't quitting because he wouldn't quit.

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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family Wants Answers in Missing Retired Firefighter's Disappearance

    It's been nearly six months, and investigators aren't any closer to answers in the disappearance of Michael Chambers.

    It's a reality the family is having difficulty accepting. The questions they have about their missing grandfather they affectionately call "Papaw" are paralyzing.

    "Not knowing what happened is the part that's just impossible to deal with," said Chambers' granddaughter, Nicole Hanes Kosanovich.

    But all hope isn't lost. The family says there is still an open investigation into his disappearance, and a family that clings to the memories and their faith that "Papaw" will eventually be found.

    The family is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Michael Chambers.

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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Michael Chambers was a 36-year veteran of the Dallas Fire Department before retiring in 2008. The 70-year-old husband, father and grandfather was the last person one could think would disappear, but Michael has now been missing for more than 8 months. Michael was last seen the morning of March 10, 2017. His wife told police she last spoke with him around 8:00 a.m., and several hours later, around 11:00 a.m., security video captured Michael walking out of the Walmart in Quinlan, Texas where he had bought some make-up for his wife. After his wife reported him missing, investigators found several drops of blood in a shed on the family property and, although there was no obvious sign of a struggle, authorities have characterized Michael’s disappearance as suspicious in nature. His truck, keys and wallet were found in the home. His cell phone is missing. The family is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts. Anyone with information regarding Michael’s case is urged to call the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 453-6800.

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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Still no sign of missing retired Dallas firefighter one year later

    One year ago on Saturday, a retired Dallas firefighter disappeared from his home in Hunt County.

    Despite many searches in and around the area, investigators still have no leads. However, a $25,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts remains up for grabs.

    As the months go by, Suzy Losoya says she has little hope her father is still alive. Her conversations with the Hunt County Sheriff's Office are less frequent. But she's hoping a new private investigator and the timing of the one-year anniversary will help reinvigorate the case to find Chambers.

    Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks says investigators have conducted three searches over the past year using cadaver dogs and aerial drones. Investigators have also verified the whereabouts of each person who would have had direct contact with Chambers.

    In a statement, Meeks said “I know that they have followed up on every single lead that has come into the sheriff's office. Sadly, none of them have panned out."

    “We need peace,” Losoya said. “If my dad is out there, I want to bring him home. I want him to rest with dignity.”

    Losoya plans to organize additional searches for her father in the coming months. Losoya will mark the one-year disappearance of her dad by spending it with family. She's asking anyone with information to call the Hunt County Sheriff's Office.

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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family Has Renewed Hope In Search For Missing Hunt County Man

    There is new hope in the search for a former Dallas firefighter who went missing one year ago.

    Michael Chambers, 70, vanished March 10, 2017 in Hunt County, leaving investigators with hardly a clue about what happened.

    The family of Chambers is now being given new hope after the remains of Christina Morris were recently discovered after she went missing for more than three years.

    “It’s been excruciating,” said Suzy Losoya, the daughter of Chambers. “It’s been excruciating and frustrating.”

    Team Christina has now reached out to Losoya to offer help in the search for her dad.

    “It’s time to move on it’s time to stop. Go on with your life. And they didn’t. They continued to search, they continued to go. Now she’s found,” said Losoya.

    She has now hired private investigator Philip Klein, who is looking at the case as a possible crime.

    “Well there’s a lot of anomalies in this case,” said Klein. “This is one of those case were obviously people just don’t get up and vanish.”

    Losoya has a message for anyone who is holding back information regarding the disappearance of her father.

    “Do the right thing. Clear your conscious,” said Losoya. “Give a family peace.”

    Investigators are offering up a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Chambers.


    **Some of you may recognize the Philip Klein name from the Deorr Kunz case...
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Plot twist. :(

    Investigators: Missing Firefighter Committed Suicide

    A retired Dallas Firefighter, missing since March 10, 2017 is believed to have committed suicide, according to Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.

    “I really feel like he, he jumped in there his self and committed suicide,” Meeks told NBC 5 news partner KRLD.

    It’s Sheriff Meek’s belief that Michael Chambers jumped to his death from the two-mile bridge on Lake Tawakoni. Meek’s told KRLD that investigators were able to trace his cell phone signal to the bridge and divers may check underneath the bridge for a third time, in hopes of finding his body.


    Sheriff believes Chambers disappeared from Two-Mile Bridge

    Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks believes a retired Dallas firefighter, who vanished from his Quinlan-area residence just over a year ago, may have disappeared across Lake Tawakoni.

    Meeks said he spoke with a Dallas radio station Monday morning, when he addressed the idea concerning Michael Chambers.

    “Basically the only new information that I gave was the following,” Meeks told the Herald-Banner Monday evening. “Our phone expert was able to trace Mr. Chambers cell phone to the middle of the two-mile bridge going from West Tawakoni to East Tawakoni. He told us that Mr. Chambers left around 2:30 p.m. on the day that he went missing.

    “The phone signal stopped in the middle of the two-mile bridge over Lake Tawakoni. He informed us that the signal only traveled 2.5 miles an hour.

    “We determined that at that speed he had to be on a bicycle. The speed was too fast for walking and of course too slow for a vehicle. Investigators went back to Mr. Chambers shop and found a bicycle missing from his shop. We have had two different dive teams to search the area under water and nothing was found.”

  18. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    If he traveled by bicycle and ditched it (in the river?) so no one would know where to find him, why would he bother taking his cell phone with him? Surely he knew cell phones can be traced?
    Why would he even feel a need to have a cell phone with him if his plan was to commit suicide?
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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Unless he was so distraught that he was thinking about it?
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  20. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member




    Bumping this for Michael Chambers. I don't buy the suicide theory. He may be in the river, but I don't see any reason he went in willingly.

    I believe the droplets of blood discovered in his workshop were planted & are easily explained by the fact someone very close is a nurse. There are rumors circulating that there were problems in the marriage & his current wife has been selling his possessions all along. A year after his disappearance, the house is on the market. Perhaps, she never had expectations of his return.

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